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Archive - 2009 11

I feel a list coming on

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Derek Jones

26 November 2009

Day off tomorrow and I’ve signed up for the seasonal decathlon event otherwise known as Christmas shopping. I’m hoping to complete all ten disciplines in around four hours. Flying solo I could probably achieve a much better time but tomorrow is a team event, which, lets face, it, is not the best use ...

And now for something completely different

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Derek Jones

24 November 2009

There are times in every creative process when things just don’t seem to gel, things that usually flow naturally become a struggle and results become thin on the ground. Over the years I’ve come to recognise the signs and if caught early enough I can adjust to the situation and begin to turn things  ...

Other bits are available

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Derek Jones

19 November 2009

Pretty much the end of the week and it has flown by so far. I’ve spent a fair amount of time up at the workshop this week trying out new machines and kit for tests and sweeping up after Mr. Baker. That woodturning lark makes a mess doesn’t it? To be honest I’ve never really seen the attraction mysel ...

familiarity breeds content

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Derek Jones

16 November 2009

We’re half way through week two of the magazine cycle and F&C 162 is beginning to take shape whilst planning for future issues as far ahead as 165. There are times when I begin to worry that we are short of suitable content to keep things interesting but not so this week. Whenever I can I drop in to ...

Not so idle gossip

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Derek Jones

11 November 2009

I want to share with you a little of the conversation I had a couple of days ago with someone who I have had dealings with for a number of years but never really spoken to before if that makes sense. The conversation started typically enough with the usual round of pleasantries – ‘How are you? ‘Are  ...

It''s Showtime

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Derek Jones

9 November 2009

Last weekend was the D&M Tool Show at Kempton Park racecourse. The show has become something of an institution and is enjoyed by exhibitors and visitors alike. If you’re not familiar with it it’s free to get in and free to park and is attended by all the big names in power tools, many with new produ ...

Their work lives on

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Derek Jones

3 November 2009

Hello furniture makers No, I know I"m not Derek, see picture, but I felt moved to take advantage of his being away at Bosch for the day getting a first-hand look at their coming goodies, to reflect what I am sure readers who have been with F&C since issue 1 will be feeling. For this year we have ...

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